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Jessica Karpovich

on 18 September 2012

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Transcript of Ethics

Principles Or Values that Drive Ethical Behavior In a healthcare environment, it is essential to consider the values of your patients and respect those values as you would your own. Some traits you need to execute are..... Beneficence The action of helping others and performing actions that would result in the benefit to another person. Fidelity Also known as loyalty, means we will perform our duty Gentleness a mild, tenderhearted approach to other people Gentleness is considered to be one of the most welcoming virtues by patients. Humility Acquiring an unpretentious and humble manner. Justice implies fairness in all our actions with other people This means that we as health care workers cannot demonstrate favoritism with our patients or coworkers Perseverance To persist with a task or idea even against obstacles This is a wonderful virtue to have for any profession because it shows a determination for your job Sanctity of life The sacredness of human life Tolerance A respect for those whose opinions, practices, race, religion and nationality differ from our own. Respect and Fairness Honor and respect every person and treat them fairly and equally. Empathy the ability to understand the feelings of others without actually experiencing their pain or distress Compassion the ability to have a gentle, caring about attitude toward patients
and fellow employees Due Process The entitlement of all employees to have a certain procedure followed when they believe their rights are in jeopardy Sexual Harassment Any unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes as sexual harassment
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